Free admission to public to view exhibit and vote on their favorite architecture at interactive kiosks; Demos available for public to take virtual architecture tours on Google Earth
WHO: American Institute of Architects (AIA), in commemoration of 150th anniversary
WHAT: America’s Favorite Architecture exhibit will be featured at AIA annual convention to reveal images of the most iconic buildings, bridges and memorials in America, as determined by a national poll conducted in February with Harris Interactive. The debate about the poll results will continue via an interactive web site, accessible at kiosks within the exhibit, which will allow visitors to vote for their favorite architecture.
Architecture will come to life through on-site Google Earth demos of the new AIA layers – America’s Favorite Architecture and Blueprint for America. Public can view 3D images of iconic landmarks and view demo video on YouTube,
WHEN: Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4: 9:30am – 5:00pm; Saturday, May 5: 9:30am – 2:00pm
WHERE: San Antonio Convention Center, EXPO floor in main exhibit hall
WHY: AIA launched America’s Favorite Architecture and Google Earth partnership as part of AIA150, the yearlong celebration of the AIA’s 150th anniversary. The yearlong celebration is dedicated to generating dialogue between architects and the public about the impact of architecture in our daily lives. AIA150 is themed “Celebrating the Past. Designing the Future.” More information can be found at